Corporate Event Theme Ideas – Hornblower has them!

February 26, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
Hornblower Company Event Themes


It’s the eternal question for anyone planning a corporate event or party, what should the theme be?

A good theme can make or break an event so you want to make sure you get it right, but it’s not as hard as you think, and we’re here to lend a hand.

If you ask event planners, they’ll tell you that having a theme for your event significantly enhances the experience of those …

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A Brief History of Drinking on St. Patrick’s Day

February 25, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
St. Patrick's Day - Hornblower Cruises


Let’s be honest, a big part of St. Patrick’s Day in NYC, in fact, anywhere, is about having a drink. It’s definitely the best excuse for the non-Irish to participate in the day and, apart from the Irish being lovely people, it’s a clever way of getting others to join in their national day.

What is it about St. Patrick’s Day and drinking? Well, for starters, the Irish have some …

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Hornblower New York Job Openings – February 2016

February 18, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
Hornblower New York Careers


Hornblower New York is hiring! See below for the current job openings in our New York market. For additional information, visit


Ticket Booth Agent
Responsibilities include: Accept payment and makes changes for ticket transactions. Issues receipts, refunds or change due to guests; sells tickets from box office as a designated cashier;  count money in cash drawers at the beginning of shifts to ensure that amounts are …

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What does the Easter Bunny have to do with Easter?

February 16, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
Easter Bunny & Egg Decoration


Have you ever wondered what a rabbit and a basket of painted eggs have to do with Easter? You wouldn’t be the first. Rabbits don’t even lay eggs, right?! Well, wonder no more, we’re here to help unravel the mystery.

As you might have guessed, the Easter Bunny and eggs has little to do with the Christian tradition of commemorating the day Jesus rose from the dead.

It’s believed the Easter …

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

February 9, 2016 by Damian O’Keeffe
Valentine's Gift Ideas NYC


When it comes to Valentine’s Day and the art of gift giving, it really is the thought that counts.

The key to romance and getting your Valentine’s Day gift right isn’t necessarily the most expensive piece of jewelry or dinner, it’s showing that you listen and can be thoughtful… Which, confusingly, could also mean expensive jewelry.

Do you still have no idea? Here are some tips.

Make something. If you know you can, …

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